50 words. 50 states. 100 days and ONE BIG POSITIVE mission.
We're Rock & Cookie Pictures, LLC, a photography/videography company with offices in North Carolina and California. The Fifty Nifty is our idea to combine our experience and skills to make a large-scale impact. We invite you to join us.
It’s no secret that our country is in a weakened state. Our unemployment rates are through the roof, we owe insane amounts of debt and homes across the nation are being abandoned and left to rot. We all know this is occurring in the place we call home, yet we’re still force-fed the grim reality every time we turn on the television or pick up a newspaper. The media has made it their “convenient” responsibility to remind us of all the negativity that exists in this country – and we’re eating it up. (Studies show media stocks reign among the strongest.)
With The Fifty Nifty, we’ll challenge that. We’ll begin a 100-day journey to visit all fifty states with the goal of finding fifty words - each exemplifying something positive about this country (IE: Ambition, Opportunity, Patriotism). Our goal is to create a 90-minute documentary and to publish a hand-written, photographic journal. In a country that is so currently consumed by negativity, we hope to shine a positive light. We want to create a movement towards a better way; towards a better America.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”- Confucious
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:
As part of Generation Y, we’re watching our friends start families, watching our families start families, and now thinking of having families ourselves. We want our children (and their children) to grow up in a nation that recognizes and appreciates it's positive aspects.
Numerous studies show the many benefits of positivity - including health, happiness and longevity of life. Considering we’re not the healthiest country, nor the happiest, it makes sense that highlighting the positivity in our nation could only benefit us as a whole – bringing our nation’s awareness back to the good that exists – collectively.
By finding and exposing fifty positive things about America, we’re hoping to create a movement, encouraging others to seek out positivity as well. For us this is only the beginning.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
We still need about $10,000 to make this happen- to go towards gas, camping fees, and production costs. Because Kickstarter is all or nothing, we've set our goal to 1/5 of that in the hopes that we can at least secure enough to finish Alaska and Hawaii. Please help us get closer to our goal by donating or by sharing this link.
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pledged of $2,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 20, 2012.
Mar 28, 2012 - Apr 20, 2012 (23 days)
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A neato rock from any state of your choice.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A one-of-a-kind polaroid taken on the trip and sent to you + a rad backers-only t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A signed copy of the film + a copy of our hand-written photo journal + a backers-only t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A signed copy of the film + a copy of our hand-written photo journal + a backers-only t-shirt + a thank you phone call from the road and your name somewhere on our ride!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A signed copy of the film + a copy of our hand-written photo journal + backers-only t-shirt + thank you call from the road + your name on our ride + a surprise souvenir from the state of your choice.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All rewards offered + a 30-minute Skype session with the Director & Executive Producer.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All rewards offered + a 30-minute Skype session with the Director & Executive Producer + ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit and an invitation to join us at the premier!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012